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Parent Aware 4 Star Rating

The Early Childhood Programs have received the highest possible rating by Minnesota's Parent Aware for early education settings. Teachers use a variety of research-based curriculum to build essential school readiness skills to provide a successful transition into kindergarten.

To obtain a Four-Star rating, the Early Childhood Programs demonstrated all One-, Two-, and Three-Star practices, AND commits to ongoing quality improvement by using these best practices:

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  • Responds to unique cultural customs and needs of children and families
  • Offers activities that encourage family participation and help children transition to kindergarten
  • Gives families opportunities to provide feedback about the program
  • Shares child development updates with families to set goals together
  • Makes accommodations for children with special needs and their families
  • Has highly-qualified and trained leadership staff, teachers, and providers
  • Creates a program-wide professional development plan
  • Encourages healthy living through nutrition and physical activity, always evaluating to set goals for growth